Southeast Asia

Why Is Myanmar on the Blacklist of FATF?

An international watchdog has added Myanmar to its blacklist for terrorist funding, joining Iran and North Korea. This is another blow to the already...

Joe Biden Must Use Cambodia Visit to Demand Release of US Citizen Theary Seng

Theary Seng is a dual citizen of the United States and Cambodia, a qualified lawyer imprisoned and on hunger strike in a Cambodian jail...

World’s $20 Billion Investment in Cambodia’s Democracy Can Still Be Saved

Since the Paris Peace Agreements (PPAs) on Cambodia in October 1991, the world has poured billions of dollars into the attempt to create a...

Is Myanmar’s Military Junta Losing Its Political and Military Influence?

The military junta in Myanmar has been facing a number of unexpected challenges since it usurped state power. There are several signs that the...

The Belligerence of Myanmar: How Should We Hold It Accountable?

The mounting bellicosity of Myanmar has heightened tensions in the South and Southeast Asian Region. In particular, its recent provocative military acts on the...

Heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo v. Malaysia – Explaining the controversial Ad-hoc Arbitration Case

On Feb. 28, 2022, the arbitrator, Dr. Gonzalo Stampa, notified Malaysia to pay the heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo $14.92...

Philippines Foreign Policy Under Marcos Junior: Driven by Economic Interests and Pragmatism

US President Joe Biden and his Philippines counterpart Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. -- son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos -- commonly referred to as...

Malaysia’s China Dilemma

Decades of progress are expected to yield the desired outcome in charting Malaysia's own autonomous and independent orientation of survival and interests but as...

The Perils of Not Punishing a Pariah: Myanmar’s Challenge to the International System?

The recent string of violations of Bangladesh's airspace, and the increasingly hostile posture of Myanmar, bodes ill for the geopolitical stability of the region....

Facebook Can’t Fill Information Gap Left by Cambodia’s State-controlled Media

A defamation trial pitting Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen against veteran opposition leader Sam Rainsy which opened in Paris at the start of September...

Is Beijing’s Grip on Malaysia and the Region Inevitable?

Will Malaysia's true essence of Independence, recently celebrated in its 65th anniversary, be lost in the wave of ignorance, entrenched by the grip of...

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Why Is Myanmar on the Blacklist of FATF?

An international watchdog has added Myanmar to its blacklist...

Bangladesh Should Persist in Implementing the Teesta Project Amidst Geopolitical Concerns

Transboundary water disputes are nothing new in world politics....

China Shaken by Protests Over Its Zero Covid Policy

It was a tiny incident, not captured by TV...

Strengthening EU-Bangladesh Relations Through EU-Bangladesh First Political Dialogue

Since the earliest interactions between European institutions and the...

Biden-Xi Meeting and Key Takeaways

The recent meeting between Biden and Xi on the...